"simple tasks like changing a volume label."
Thats a really simple task for my mum.
A) She doesn't know what a volume is (its not to do with sound)
B) What a label is (whats in a name?)
C) Why would she want to do that anyway?
Besides you dont have to go into the terminal to do that anyway...............(again more myths)
Jaunty is pretty neat - hardware support much better and lots and lots of bugfixes , pulseaudio now it works properly is great. +1 feature for linux